There are certain programming languages that always have and always will be around. But every so often some new kids on the block make waves in the tech industry. Whether they’ll stick around or not is anyone’s guess, but either way they always enjoy 15 minutes of fame. Tech companies list them as must have skills in every job spec, forum discussions and collaborative projects pop up, and articles like this one are written about them all around the web. Here are 10 of the most in-demand programming languages of 2017, including some brand new and some not-so-brand-new ones.
A career in web development is lucrative, exciting and ever changing. It requires a particular set of well-honed skills and a knowledge of languages that you’ll need to keep updating, year after year. In return, you’ll get to build really cool web stuff every day and you’ll get a hefty pay cheque at the end of every month. Not bad, right?
In recent years as the web has continued to evolve, a few different streams of web development have emerged. Front end web development (also known as client side web development) deals with the part of the web that the user interacts with – the part that pretty much everyone who uses the internet is familiar with. Back end web development (or server side web development) deals with all those things that run in the background to make websites or web apps work, like databases and scripts. Then there are full stack web developers, who can do all of the above.
Regardless of which path you choose to go down, you’ll still need to understand each side in order to do your job properly. So here are the 10 best programming languages for web development, both client and server side.